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This collection features audio collections reflecting music, art and culture. Collections include the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection and oral history projects.

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78rpm 3,093
brrc 1,285
KPFA-FM 886
Music 708
Folksongs 697
Ballads 696
1920s 674
drone 651
1930s 616
Acoustic 597
ambient 571
Oldtime 550
noise 540
music 516
of 486
heaven 484
bull 482
Victor 480
Red Seal 476
Montreal 439
fox trot 397
popular 376
Big Band 345
Opera 316
acoustic 306
Folk 289
jazz 266
Bell 256
podcast 250
Irish 248
Celtic 245
Ballad 241
folk 235
Leslie 226
1940s 225
New Music 221
Popular 221
Interview 218
CKUT 206
maroc 199
morocco 199
Cylinder 198
Orchestra 198
Remedy 193
Fiddle 184
Jazz 183
1910s 170
country 163
Ambient 161
Hyden 153
tenor 153
cassette 148
ballad 138
Drone 136
old time 126
swing 126
Poetry 125
Bagpipe 124
Uilleann 122
the 118
12EDO 115
Clay 115
78 rpm 114
Blues 113
Scottish 113
Magoffin 108
Art 100
numerals 100
roman 100
iowa 96
Hazard 94
Perry 94
Harlan 92
banjo 85
Country 84
novelty 84
Dance 80
oldtime 80
Noise 77
guitar 76
vocal 75
Meat 74
Lift 68
blues 67
long 66
Burgers 65
German 64
gospel 64
ok33 64
Caruso 60
band 59
radio 58
Boyd 57
Piano 57
comedy 56
loops 56
piano 53
violin 53
Reading 52
and 52
Morgan 51
fiddle 51
edison 50
Polish 49
in 49
Minimal 48
Ragtime 47
waltz 46
Lecture 45
Therapy 45
1950s 44
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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24.5M
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Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.
Other Minds Audio Archive
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1.2M
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by Other Minds Archive
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The Other Minds Archive features recordings of OM's past music festivals and concert productions, selected recordings of new music sent to us by composers from around the world, and selections from thousands of hours of audiotape recordings from the KPFA Radio Music Department collection, transferred to Other Minds in 2000. The KFPA tapes contain live conversations, interviews, and performances with many of the innovative musicians who created 20th Century new music. KPFA-FM is a part of the...
Topic: Other Minds Archive audio
Bull of Heaven
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486
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722,788
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Bull of Heaven is an online repository of experimental audio works. Some of the pieces here are in a nonstandard format, and will not function properly within archive.org's audio player. In order to listen to the multi-part MP3s as intended, you must download each part completely and use a file joiner to stitch the data back together. Some files are too large and thus not yet able to be assembled on any known file system, but the individual part files are playable in some media players and...
Topic: bull of heaven
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The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Germany. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer's project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder...
Bull of Heaven
by Bull of Heaven
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favorite 2
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A musical arrangement by the band Bull of Heaven.www.bullofheaven.com
Topics: bull, of, heaven, 333, course, the, personality, is, gone, experimental, ambient, drone, noise,...
The DNA Lounge Live Collection
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458,811
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Founded in 1985, the DNA Lounge (Dance Not Art) has provided live music acts as well as DJs and special events to the San Francisco area, and is one of the longer-surviving clubs of its kind. In 1999, the club was purchased by Jamie Zawinski, remodeled extensively, and re-opened in 2001. Since that time, it has hosted thousands of performances, all of which have been broadcast over the web and available for a short time after the event. These broadcasts have been downloaded over the last decade...
Topics: Live Recordings, Club Mixes, Conferences
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
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favorite 64
comment 13
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Sadayatana
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346,568
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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.
Topics: avante garde, electronic, industrial, dadaist
Afropop Worldwide
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152
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337,518
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by World Music Productions
collection
eye 337,518
In 1988, interest in international pop was at an all-time high and Afropop was launched by NPR as a weekly series. It was the first of its kind and, years later, the program has expanded its vision to include the music and cultures that encompass the entire African Diaspora. Now known as Afropop Worldwide (APWW), the program is still the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur. Hosted by one of Africa's best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet, and produced by Sean Barlow...
Topics: radio program, live music, african music
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
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favorite 20
comment 2
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Jolson
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
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623
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276,172
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Zeke's Gallery keeps an archive of non-mainstream culture in Montreal at the turn of the 21st century. The Zeke’s Gallery Performances & Interviews include live band recordings, poetry readings, theater performances, and interviews with artists and other people involved in making art and culture in Montreal. A fiercely independent art gallery started in 1998, Zeke's Gallery began recording the bands and poets who performed in their space in 2001. As time progressed, the recordings began...
Topics: live music, folk music, jazz, improvised music, free jazz, musique actuelle, poetry, poetry...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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favorite 39
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This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
by Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem
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eye 212,695
Download free recordings of classical music performed live in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Tapestry Room. These exclusive recordings from the museum's regular concert series feature performances by acclaimed master musicians and up-and-coming young artists. You are free to share and reproduce these podcasts, and pass this great classical music along to your friends and family. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only asks that you let people know where you found it, and don't alter the...
Topics: classical music, classical concert, classical, podcast
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alessandro Moreschi
audio
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Castrato
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Drone Lab
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120
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193,278
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by Jon Wheeler
collection
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Welcome to Drone Lab. Since the creation of this page, the music and the motivations behind the music have changed considerably. Drones continue to comprise a large amount of what gets hosted here, but melody and structure find their way into the mix. Loops, textures, more than a little noise... The tunes alternate, generally, between light and dark ambient. That wasn't part of the original plan, but right now it works well enough so we're sticking with it. Explore. Download. Share. If you have...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Gathacol Radio
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comment 15
A expired Copyright collection of Music
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Topic: free, jazz, old
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser
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favorite 39
comment 8
originally
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by John McCormack
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comment 15
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ada Jones
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comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benny Bell
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comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
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comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Leadbelly
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favorite 44
comment 4
MP3 of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" by Leadbelly
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Blues
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
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favorite 41
comment 5
Recorded on July 22, 1929 in New York City. This recording was composed by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf for an all-Black revue titled "Hot Chocolates." The band includes Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Homer Hobson on trumpet, Fred Robinson on trombone, Bert Curry and Crawford Wethington on alto saxes, Jimmy Strong on tenor sax, Gene Anderson on piano, Mancy Cara on banjo, Peter Briggs on tuba and Zutty Singleton on drums. This Orchestra may have single-handedly been responsible...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Music
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
Square Dances Without Calls
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104,596
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collection
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Square dances without calls is instrumental music that was made for square dancing. During the square dance boom of the 1950s many musicians were mobilized to form bands and record who would not have been recorded otherwise. Most of these were made when records were still in the 78 rpm format. This collection of recordings can be used for square, round, and contra dancing. Many of them came with call sheets, or cue sheets containing the intended dance instructions. In some cases a vocally...
Topic: square dancing
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Robert Gayler
audio
eye 101,664
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comment 5
Edison #3870 blue amberol recorded August 1919
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: Public Internet
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Cantor
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favorite 13
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
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favorite 11
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cal Stewart
audio
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favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
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This is the original recording of Gershwin's masterpiece, what may surprise many people is that it is an acoustic recording not electric one. This record was released soon after the piece was first performed and was soon replaced by a much more common electrically recorded record. 2 parts
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by American Symphony Orchestra
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comment 4
Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Performed by: American Symphony Orchestra Composed by: Richard Wagner Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 7846-B-1-6 Recording date: 1921 Release number: 80638-R Release date: December 1921 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41877
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Sousa's Band
audio
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favorite 17
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trumpeter Landfrey
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Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Played by: Trumpeter Landfrey Recording date: August 2, 1890 Location: London, England Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued) NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39848 ** Historical note: Landfrey was a bugler in the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, October 25, 1854, of the Crimean War. On this recording Landfrey plays a trumpet that was used at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, of the Napoleonic Wars.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Prokofiev
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favorite 33
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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Actually, it's the "All American Youth Orchestra", assembled by Stokowski and composed of young, talented musicians. For more information, visit: http://www.stokowski.org/All-American_Youth_Orchestra.htm. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. If you look carefully at the album cover, you'll see it's signed...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bert Williams
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favorite 4
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
audio
eye 69,387
favorite 21
comment 2
MP3 of "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ed Meeker
audio
eye 66,925
favorite 3
comment 0
Original hit recording of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, now in the Public Domain.
Topics: ed meeker, baseball
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Dollar & His Ten Cent Band with Billy Murray
audio
eye 63,419
favorite 19
comment 11
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Kentucky Alan Lomax Recordings, 1937-1942
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59,747
VIEWS
collection
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These are documentary sound recordings of rural Kentucky music and lore made for the Library of Congress by John Lomax and his son Alan together and separately over about a four year period in the 1930s and early 1940s. The earliest recordings were made by John and Alan Lomax in Harlan County in 1933. John was back once more in 1939. The bulk of the recordings are the result of Alan's work during three more visits in 1937, 1938, and 1942. He collaborated in Bell County with New York University...
Topics: Folk music--Kentucky., Southern States--Music.
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Carter Family
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Recorded on May 10, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. The Carter Family, with A. P., wife Sara and Sara's cousin Maybelle, are one of the most influential performing acts in American music. This tune sold around one million copies between 1928 and 1929.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Country, Old-Time Appalachian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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favorite 29
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These cues by P. Green were among those used in W-B and H-B cartoons from 1957-60.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Oratorio Chorus
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favorite 2
comment 3
Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Performed by: Oratorio Chorus Composed by: G.F. Handel Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1) Recording date: 1916 Release number: 80292-R Release date: May 1916 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Golden Gate Orchestra
audio
eye 56,086
favorite 14
comment 7
This was the song of the 1920's it was a dance, a song, an idea, and also for many in the 1920's a way of life. The song seems to move us to the days of speakeasy's and the wild ride that became the roaring 20's.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward Meeker
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Collins
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
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favorite 2
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
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favorite 10
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MP3 of "Praise God I'm Satisfied" by Blind Willie Johnson
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Henry Burr
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favorite 4
comment 0
Comfort Stand
by Lady Bombon and Gigaboy
audio
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favorite 4
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Formed in 2000, Lady Bombon is a boy and a girl from Mexico City who use samplers, rhythm boxes, keyboards and guitars to make a brilliant and strange new rhythm fusion. Chuchelas (the boy) and Hongo (the girl) blend punk, pop, roc, and electro, inspired by the 80s and 90s sounds they both grew up listening to. Originally, the two made music just for fun, as something that relaxed them, but after they recorded their first demo and gave it to friends, they realized it could be something more...
Topics: Electronic, Pop, Rock, Comfort Stand
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
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favorite 16
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Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. Hurt said, when asked about this sweet murder ballad, that he "made it up from hearing people talk. He was a great man, I know that, and he was killed by two men named Bob and Louis. I got enough of the story to write me a song."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Ballad, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
China Blue Art Collection
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China Blue is the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and a two time recipient of a NASA/Rhode Island Space Grant. She is an internationally exhibiting artist who has made a career based on sound art and installations. Her most recent body of work is based on the emergence of new biological forms from obsolescent technology. Her work has been shown in museums galleries and non-profit spaces around the world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute....
Topics: China Blue, art, sound art, biomimetic
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. This was Johnson's first recording session. This tune is the story of Samson and Delilah. It is the flip side to "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time." Rev. Gary Davis popularized this tune in the early sixties during the Great Folk Scare.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
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MP3 of "Stack O Lee Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
Other Minds Audio Archive
by Steve Reich
audio
eye 45,878
favorite 25
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A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs", "My Name Is", "Piano Phase", and "Phase Patterns." This performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio, and who performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Riley's seminal work, “In C", at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Music, KPFA-FM, Minimalism, New Music, Steve Reich, University Museum, UC Berkeley
Source: Other Minds
Other Minds Audio Archive
by Charles Amirkhanian & Brian Eno
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Charles Amirkhanian and Brian Eno discuss Phonetic Poetry, how Brian writes his lyrics, and the spirit of inquisitiveness at KPFA Radio on Saturday February 2, 1980. Listen to some of Brian Enos pieces; After the Heat, Everything Merges With the Night, Another Green World, Spirits Drifting and sections of other pieces. Brian Eno also discusses the artist Peter Schmidt and their work on the Oblique Strategies Cards, being a producer, Process vs Product and looping. Reel I ends with some thoughts...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Interview and Music, New Music, Popular Music, Brian Eno
Source: Other Minds
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
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comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn w. the Casini Club Orchestra
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Recorded in October, 1935, most likely somewhere in England. This was Vera Lynn's first commercial recording. Lynn was much loved by the British because of her selfless efforts entertaining the troops during WWII. Indeed she was so popular that, according to myth, a commedian once cracked that the war was was started by her agent. Today, I think she is best known for her stirring performance of "We'll Meet Again" during the final scene of Dr. Strangelove; after Colonel Kong rodeos the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, BritPop, Cabaret, Dance Hall, Easy Listening, Jazz, Oldies, 78rpm, Lounge
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Various
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Sounds from Birds, amphibians/reptiles, and mammals recorded from nature.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Field Recordings
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
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favorite 25
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MP3 of "Police Dog Blues" by Blind Blake
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
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MP3 of "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Morton
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favorite 1
comment 0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Albert Farrington
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favorite 17
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dick Justice
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Recorded on May 20, 1929 in Chicago. Justice was a contemporary of Frank Hutchison, where he evidently worked in the mines with Hutchison and played music with him. This tune was recorded by Luke Jordan in 1927 as "Cocaine Blues" (not to be confused with "Cocaine Habit Blues" recorded by the Memphis Jug Band). This tune is one of most surreal in old-time country. While there are clear references to the partaking of the white stuff, there is also seemingly unrelated...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Music, Acoustic, Country
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benno Moiseivitch, piano
audio
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PLEASE GO TO https://archive.org/details/BEETHOVENConcertoNo.5InE-flatMajorOp.73Moiseiwitsch-NEWTRANSFER FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"). Benno Moiseivitch, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Victor 78rpm Album DM 761 (058958 - 058967). Recorded October 21, 1938. Digital transfer by F. Reeder
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Beethoven, Emperor, Moiseivitch, Szell, 78rpm
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Thomas Edison
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Mary had a little lamb Spoken by: Thomas A. Edison, inventor Recording date: August 12, 1927, Golden Jubilee of the Phonograph ceremony Location: Glenmont (Edison's home), West Orange, New Jersey Recording taken from Movietone Production news film. ** Historical note: In this recording Edison demonstrates how in 1877 he made the first record on his tinfoil phonograph. The original 1877 recording was not saved and no longer exists.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Antonin Dvorak
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favorite 6
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Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World". George Szell conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as the 5th.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, New World
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Byron G. Harlan
audio
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favorite 2
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Fields
audio
eye 38,637
favorite 0
comment 0
Evil Residence
by Adhesion
audio
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The fourth release from electronic musician Adhesion. Originally conceived as an attempt at 7 Album-A-Days in 7 days, it quickly degenerated in a mad rush to reach the goal of 140 minutes. The whole project, from start to finish, took 11 days instead of the planned 7. The result is a double album that defies classification, crossing through genres like downtempo, ambient, techno, trance and noise. More info: http://www.evilresidence.com
Topics: Electronic, Techno, Ambient, Experimental, Beyond Classification, Bit Pop, Full Album, Album-A-Day,...
Source: Adhesion
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by James Reese Europe
audio
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"Castle House Rag - One Step", performed by Europe's Society Orchestra, recorded "under the personal supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle" on February 10, 1914. James Reese Europe was an important musical figure in the ragtime era (his band was the first Black band to record commercially). Vernon and Irene Castle were early popularizers of social dancing to syncopated music. From the original 12" 78rpm disk.
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Topics: Music, Ragtime, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Original 78rpm disk (Victor 35372) digitized by old78collector
Algorithmic Music-Sound Frequency Mixes
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My name is Eduardo Espadas, this collection features algorithmic piano music mixed with sound frequencies. The idea is based upon the principle of resonance. If you strike a tunning fork near a group of forks, which include one attuned in that frequency, the later will vibrate in response.
Topics: Music, Sound, Frequencies, Mixes
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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MP3 of "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie Mctell
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Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dan W. Quinn
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
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This is the closest we can get to the original performance, it was fresh in the minds of all the performers and was not like any other record ever made afterwards, enjoy this most unique recording and historic audio document. 2 parts
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Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark